Oracle Database Administrator

Oracle Database Administrator
Employment type: Full-time
City: Surrey
Last visit: 2014-10-21
Author's ads: 1

Posted: 2014-10-21


About Us

At Coast Capital Savings, we're always looking for friendly, talented people to join our team. We're unlike any financial institution on earth. That's because we have great products, great people, great growth opportunities and a great attitude.

We're not the only ones who think so. We were recently named one of BC's Top Employers for our excellent benefits, cool atmosphere and progressive thinking. We take business seriously. Ourselves, not so much.

Job Description

Coast Capital Savings is Canada's second largest credit union, owned by its 512,000 members. It has 50 branches in the Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley and Vancouver Island regions of British Columbia and has exciting plans to grow. Product innovations include Canada's first free chequing account from a full-service financial institution. Coast Capital offers one of Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures¿ and was named one of 2014's BC Top Employers. It is a member of Canada's Best Managed Companies Platinum Club and an Imagine Canada Caring Company. To learn more, visit

What’s the job?

We need a DBA for our IT group. If you had to google DBA, please do not respond. You will maintain all enterprise databases to ensure integrity, performance, availability and recoverability of data.  As the Oracle DBA at Coast Capital, you’ll conduct end-to-end plan design, control production and implement and monitor database systems. You’ll be focusing on design, install, monitoring, patching, replication health, backups and the overall support of the Oracle RAC database environments in accordance with best practices for Oracle and enterprise database management.


What you’ll get to do:

Proactively monitor database performance and take necessary actions to improve throughput and stability of the database platform.

Plan and execute database upgrades and patches.

Troubleshoot production issues and clearly communicate the resolution to the stakeholders.

Work with the Enterprise Architecture team to ensure optimal logical and physical database design.

Ensure that the development and test databases are functioning properly and work with the developers to make sure that the enterprise database conventions and security standards are being followed.

Provide night and weekend support during outages and implementations.

Design, document, implement, and support database management structures, as well as database back-up, recovery, security, archiving and conversion strategies.

Collaborates with application development teams and takes a lead role in problem resolution on various database issues.

Focus on enhancing database performance through proactive monitoring, capacity planning, reporting and tuning and provide technical assistance and mentoring to various staff.

Perform system & job monitoring, health-checks to ensure the overall well-being of the DB systems, development, improvement and management of reactive and proactive system tools and researching and recommending better tools.

Collaborate with other members of the Oracle DBA team and provide 24x7 production support.

Install, maintain and expand diagnostic tools and monitoring.

Perform backup, restore, recovery, compliance.

Who are we looking for?

10+ Years production Oracle Database Administration experience, including the following:  extensive performance tuning and support for enterprise mission critical DB systems in Oracle RAC environment; database problem resolution, interfacing with Oracle, creation of SRs;  creating/cloning/duplicating databases; Oracle database upgrades, patching and database monitoring.

Must have experience with 11g R2 RAC installation, administration, maintenance, patching on UNIX platforms (preferable in RedHat flavor of Linux

Database backup and recovery using RMAN and with "User Managed Backup and Recovery" techniques.

Experience implementing and monitoring database functionality to ensure stable environments.

Detailed and extensive knowledge of Oracle RAC including Automated Storage Management and Cluster Ready Services is a must. Strong understanding of all aspects of Oracle 11G R2 RAC.

Experience with RAC administration, installation, configuration and patching.

Experience with Active Data Guard, Compression and Partitioning.

Experience working in a 24x7x365 operational support environment.

Hands on Unix skills (preferable in RedHat flavor of Linux) and Shell Scripting.

Ability to troubleshoot production problems and performance tuning of enterprise mission critical DB systems.

A strong team player able foster positive working relationships across teams

Why join Coast?

So much to brag about.

We have great products, great people and a great attitude.

We were named one of BC’s Top Employers for our great benefits, cool atmosphere and progressive thinking.

We offer many opportunities for our employees to grow their careers in every direction of the finance industry.

We have inspiring leaders who help employees develop their talents and encourage them to be their fabulous selves.

Employees have the power to do what’s best for the customer. Every day. Not just Sundays.

We are a cool place to work, employees enjoy wearing their jeans on Fridays (and Saturdays) and they love being recognized with a high-five.

We believe in being a good corporate citizen and that’s why we invest in our local communities every day by donating our time, money and expertise.

We have a company culture where we take business seriously. Ourselves, not so much.

Career Level: Experienced

Industry: Financial Services and Banking

Job Function: Technology and Digital Media